Cabinet Maker Salary
|Salary||$24,614 - $65,145|
|Bonus||$200.00 - $3,500|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$24,902 - $60,433|
|Hourly Rate||$11.73 - $25.65|
|Overtime||$17.20 - $37.38|
|Bonus||$200.00 - $3,500|
|Total Pay (||$24,902 - $60,433|
Job Description for Cabinet Maker
Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.Read More...
Cabinet makers frequently installing cabinetry in kitchens or baths in residential settings. The nature of the position requires a fluency in tools, including a variety of saws, hammers, and drills, both hand-powered and electrical. Cabinet makers also need a strong knowledge of various adhesives and surfaces to be successful. Good cabinet makers are precise and exacting in their work, and follow all design schematics to the letter unless otherwise instructed. They must be punctual and presentable because they may be working in an occupied home. In most situations, prior experience in general contracting and construction work is essential to be considered for employment in this kind of a job. Strong skills in arithmetic are often also helpful.
Normally, cabinet makers can expect to work normal business hours, but in certain commercial applications, they can work in overnight settings as well. While that may seem like a drawback, such work is normally billed at double the wage or similar work in daylight hours. Also, because of the construction requirements of individual jobs, cabinet makers will likely need to be bonded to ensure their own security and safety against potential customer claims.
Cabinet Maker Tasks
- Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
- Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
- Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
- Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.
Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker
There are some Cabinet Makers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are an average $70K annually. Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers or Cabinetmaker Foremans are common next-step roles for Cabinet Makers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers is $1K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Cabinetmaker Foremans.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker
Pay by Experience for a Cabinet Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Cabinet Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cabinet Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Cabinet Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 247 salaries. A Cabinet Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 213 salaries.
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